University Policies

University Policy 501

University Policy 501, Nondiscrimination

The University affirms that its educational and employment decisions must be based on the abilities and qualifications of individuals and may not be based on irrelevant factors, such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. Members of the University community are also prohibited from harassing others based on the listed characteristics.

For issues related to disability accommodations, informal resolution processes are available through University Policy 501.1, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability Regulation prior to utilizing the procedures under University Policy 501.

University Policy 502

University Policy 502, Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence

The University is committed to providing a respectful, safe, and inclusive environment for all University community members and guests of the University. Unlawful discrimination and discriminatory harassment, including any form of sexual misconduct or interpersonal violence, undermine the mission of the University and will not be tolerated. This policy applies to all members of the University community, including faculty, staff, and students, and applies to reports of sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence that are outside the scope of University Policy 504.

University Policy 504

University Policy 504, Title IX Grievance Policy

The University is committed to fostering an environment that encourages prompt reporting of all types of sexual harassment; a timely response to reports; the provision of equitable support services and resources; and a fair, impartial, and equitable investigation and resolution process. Retaliation for reporting a violation of this policy or for cooperating in the University’s investigation of any such report is also prohibited by law and University policy and will not be tolerated. The expectations and procedures outlined in this policy apply to all members of the University community, including faculty, staff, and students. Alleged sexual harassment or interpersonal misconduct that meets the definitions outlined in this policy are processed according to this policy.

University Policy 101.3

University Policy 101.3, Amorous Relationships between Students and Faculty Members or Other University Employees

All University employees are prohibited from participating in the evaluation or supervision of a student with whom there is an amorous relationship, and are strongly discouraged from engaging in amorous relationships with any students. Amorous relationships implicated by this policy must be timely disclosed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX using this form. Engaging in a prohibited amorous relationship or failing to disclose an amorous relationship implicated by this policy in a timely manner will result in disciplinary action.

University Policy 101.17

University Policy 101.17, Workplace Violence

The University is committed to providing a workplace that is free from workplace violence by holding perpetrators of workplace violence accountable, and by providing assistance and support to victims. Any form of workplace violence as defined in this policy may be cause for disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, as unacceptable personal conduct.